Duty-of-care laws may be expanded to penalise individuals promoting bogus cancer treatment online, the Telegraph can reveal.
Practitioners who administer fake treatments could face criminal charges under the newly-proposed legislation
Health minister Jo Churchill told the House of Commons this week that the government plans to act to protect the most vulnerable people from “dangerous and cruel” cancer cure propaganda.
Shadow Culture Minister Chris Matheson told MPs that he had raised the issue because he had lost a constituent in “horrendous circumstances” following bogus cancer treatments.
“The plan is to bring in new legislation as part of the Online Harms Bill,” Mr Matheson said.
“Talks have been ongoing with the health minister and I am very pleased.
“My view is